“Man In Black” by Johnny Cash (1971)

12 11 2013

Not much anyone can add to Mr. Cash’s music. He says it pretty plainly.

Written and recorded during the Vietnam War, the song is something of a manifesto. The manifesto of a good man speaking up for what’s right.

Naturally, he’s something of a hero of mine.

“Oh, I’d love to wear a rainbow everyday
And tell the world that everything’s okay
But I’ll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
‘Til things are brighter, I’m the man in black.”

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